My name is Wouter Mets, born and raised in Benthuizen. Today I live in Zoetermeer, together with my wife and two little daughters.
In my search for mental and physical vitality my first encounter with osteopathy was in 2009. My experience with osteopathy as a patient were of such an interesting result that I became really interested in the practitioning. In 2010 I started at the study of Osteopathy at the Sutherland College. Astonished as I was, following the courses physiology, in which life in motion was tought of a (human) cell. The cell as the smallest, self-sustaining unit of our bodies, performing all properties of life, such as breathing, metabolism and interacting with it’s surroundings. In 2018 I graduated as an osteopath and have been working as an osteopath ever since. After graduating in 2018 I started my first post-academic course in pediatric osteopathy at Panta Rhei, for which I now have the certificates to treat babies, children and pregnancies as well. The biggest challenge in performing osteopathy as a profession, to me, is to combine a physical and mental approach to enhance and optimize health and well being. The beauty in osteopathy to me is the ability to grow, enhance our skills and feeling for osteopathy limitlessly.
Since my graduation in 2018 I practiced osteopathy in a way it was taught at the Sutherland College of Amsterdam. The reason I now work together with Floris Dekker is to enhance my skills in biodynamic osteopathy, as it was founded by Andrew Taylor Still and further developed by William Garner Sutherland, practiced and passed through by Rollin Becker, Ruby Day, Anne Wales to James Jealous. Especially James Jealous has done great efforts to pass through the biodynamic skills and teachings, on which a lot of the techniques used in our practice are based on.
Besides osteopathy I practice a modern form of Shaolim Kungfu martial arts by master S.B. Lee for over ten years now. This is a tremendous supplement to osteopathy for me. By practicing chiqong exercises all our bodies tissues are trained, we practice breathing techniques and our immunity is enhanced. By practicing contact exercises in the group in a respectful and well dosed way we push our mental and physical boundaries in a safe and trusted way, without pain or fear. We practice tact and timing by direct, simple and effective exercises resulting in more confidence, better resilience and becoming a more independent person.